How To Do A Bleach Bath With Box Bleach?
For a bleach bath, you can use a box bleach as long as it contains a 30-volume developer. Use a shampoo that is super moisturizing to effectively remove chlorine from your hair.
You need to prepare the bleach mixture by mixing one part of super moisturizing shampoo to the other two parts of bleach powder and developer. I’ll tell you more about preparing the mixture in a few minutes.
They say “bleach bath,” and my alerts go off.
Some people mistakenly believe that as it’s called a “bleach bath”, it’s less damaging than bleach. In reality, this isn’t the case.
There is quite a lot of confusion around different types of bleach, why would you need to use box bleach, what are the pros and cons?
What kind of bleach do you use for a bleach bath?
A bleach bath is a homemade solution that anyone can make. Although, like all solutions when it comes to DIY, there are some risks when using this type of solution. You should always research before applying it or choosing it for your next home project.
You’ll likely experience some damage if you carelessly follow these tips for pre-bleaching your hair, but it won’t be too bad, especially if you’re pre-treating your hair beforehand.
It’s important to also pay attention to the proportions of the bleach and shampoo mix, as this will affect how much damage your hair will sustain.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you should always use the box bleach that includes a 30-volume developer.
What is your reason for wanting to use the bleach bath? What are your expectations?
I don’t want to ruin your dream, but if you want to use box bleach for a bleach bath and lighten your black hair to platinum blonde, I warn you, you will not succeed.
The bleach bath is strong enough to lighten one or two shades. More than that is too much and can damage the coloring.
Do you have a box of bleach? Is it a 30-volume developer?
To avoid ruining your hair, read on, and you’ll find out how to use bleach correctly.
HOW TO USE THE BOX BLEACH TO DO A BLEACH BATH
To do a bleach bath, you need to have the box bleach in one hand and shampoo in the other.
However, do you know what type of shampoo to use?
This choice is essential.
The more moisturizing the shampoo is, the less damage the chemicals will do to your hair. So, take your time and don’t take this issue lightly.
Try looking for shampoos that contain: Keratin or Organic, Coconut or Argon oil etc.
According to the label, if you don’t see these ingredients when buying a shampoo, look for the phrase “for very damaged hair”. If you see this, that is the one you should purchase.
This shampoo likely contains moisturizing ingredients, which is what we want to use for the bleach bath.
Before you start preparing the bleach bath with the box bleach, I remind you that this process is not recommended to use on your hair more than once a week.
HOW TO PREPARE THE BLEACH BATH WITH BLEACH KIT
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The bleachbox is a kit that includes everything you need to bleach your hair. This means that it contains:
- Bleach powder
- 30-volume developer
- Dye brush, which only some brands include.
The proportions appear to be correct. In order to achieve a lighter bleach effect, consider decreasing your water ratio.
Use a shampoo that will increase moisture content in the hair during a bleach bath. We have one you can get from Amazon, for example.
STEP-BY-STEP BLEACH BATH WITH BOX BLEACH
- Look for a plastic container, such as an empty shampoo bottle or any other non-metallic container
It doesn’t need a lid because the bleach bath can’t be stored
You’ll have to throw it away after thirty minutes because the chemicals degrade and lose their effectiveness.
A measuring cup is the ideal option to help you achieve the right proportion.
- Place the 30-volume developer cream from the kit in the measuring cup.
- Add the bleach powder included in the kit
- Blend with the brush until all the elements are integrated.
- Look carefully at the scale on the measuring cup. How much bleach do you have?
- With that number in mind, add the same amount of shampoo into the measuring cup.
- If the mixture reached 100 cm3, you should add 100 cm3 of shampoo.
- If the mixture reaches 200 cm3, you should add 200 cm3 of shampoo.
In a separate container that comes in the box bleach, mix a bleach mixture with the recommended amount of moisturizing shampoo. Measure to ensure you have the right proportions.
You need to add one part of moisturizing shampoo for every one part of bleach when toning your hair. The proportion is 1:1.
Now, it’s time for the application.
The bleach bath mustn’t contact your eyes.
If even a small amount of this liquid has gotten into your eyes, go to an emergency room immediately.
How to Bleach Bath Hair at Home
- Thoroughly wet hair with warm water in the shower
- Apply the bleach bath starting from the hair length, and massage.
- Then, continue on the roots and growth.
- Bring all your hair together in the center of your head. Massage it for a few minutes. Cover it with a shower cap to keep moist
- It’s important to keep the bleach on for twenty minutes
- When you’re finished with the exposure time, rinse your hair in warm water and follow up with a moisturizing shampoo to avoid dryness or breakage.
- After you soak hair in water, rinse and then apply conditioner. Leave it on for five minutes before rinsing again.
- To make sure your hair is 100% dry, rinse the last remaining water out and then towel dry.
- Apply few drops of coconut oil or anti-frizz serum on your hair, and let it air dry.
Remember that bleaching can be aggressive, so you’ll have to wait three to four weeks before repeating the process.
I recommend using the box bleach for a bleach bath if your hair shows no signs of damage as it can be gentler on strands as well as cut down the wait time.
Box bleach with 30-vol developer is best for bleaching, but still think about what you are being exposed to. Maximum time under the bleach should be 20 minutes.